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Good if and when it works
Bought the WN3000RP internet wireless extender to replace a Billion 3100SN that died after 5 days. I would have happily taken a swap on the Billion, but none were available.
The problem being solved by the extender is range through a double brick wall into the garage where the game kit lives. The 3100SN was hard to set up but worked 100% once it was configured. Lots of settings on it, noting "lazy mode" worked a charm for the simple need -- if you know what to tick on it and the main access point. Billion instructions all but assume buye...rs are network consultants. The 3000RP took an equal amount of time to set up even though it is far more automated and supposedly sets itself up with WPS, but it took countless tries over hours before it got itself right....and of 4 devices that worked fine on the 3100SN, only 1 worked through the 3000RP. Only a quick start was in the box. A more serious manual is available from Netgear website, but even that references other documents. In the end it is probably worse than Billion's docs. The 3000RP assumes it can cope with anything, and there are precious few settings exposed to the frustrated owner trying to get it working. Time spent on the phone with support, trying to get it working resulted in "it must be broken - take it back to the shop." I doubted it was broken, I thought it an incompatible design that cannot set itself up automatically with everything. The secret to getting it running with all devices was on a competitors support site; different extenders do different things to mac addresses, and if you run a secure network including mac controls you need to understand exactly what those differences are, and change settings accordingly. None of the docs reference this, nor did the help line.
Questions & Answers
Have decided to try again to set this thing up only work if I used the ex on the address to find it so really wasn't an extension. Now after a reset and try to access the wizard my laptop won't find a browser to do so totally confused. Any ideas?
|Frequency Band||Single-Band (2.4GHz)|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||1|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|Dimensions||67 x 55 x 34 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2011|
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- GTIN14: 00610696358233
- GTIN12: 606449076936
- MPN: WN3000RP100NAS
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